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# Spline Estimator in Multi-Response Nonparametric Regression Model with Unequal Correlation of Errors

Budi Lestari, I. Nyoman Budiantara, Sony Sunaryo and Muhammad Mashuri

## Abstract

Problem statement: In many applications two or more dependent variables are observed at several values of the independent variables, such as at time points. The statistical problems are to estimate functions that model their dependences on the independent variables and to investigate relationships between these functions. Nonparametric regression model, especially smoothing splines provide powerful tools to model the functions which draw association of these variables. Approach: Penalized weighted least-squares was used to jointly estimate nonparametric functions from contemporaneously correlated data. We apply Generalized Maximum Likelihood (GML), Generalized Cross Validation (GCV) and leaving-out-one-pair Cross Validation (CV) for estimating the smoothing parameters, the weighting parameters and the correlation parameter Results: In this study we formulated the multi-response nonparametric regression model with unequal correlation of errors and give a theoretical method for both obtaining distribution of the response and estimating the nonparametric function in the model. We also estimate the smoothing parameters, the weighting parameters and the correlation parameter simultaneously by applying three methods GML, GCV and CV. Conclusion: Distribution of responses is normal. With multiple correlated responses it is better to estimate these functions jointly using the penalized weighted least-squares.

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics
Volume 6 No. 3, 2010, 327-332

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Submitted On: 23 February 2010 Published On: 30 September 2010

How to Cite: Lestari, B., Budiantara, I. N., Sunaryo, S. & Mashuri, M. (2010). Spline Estimator in Multi-Response Nonparametric Regression Model with Unequal Correlation of Errors. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 6(3), 327-332. https://doi.org/10.3844/jmssp.2010.327.332

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